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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Mac"ing It for the Holidays

What's It Wednesday #193
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Everyone loves mac & cheese, right? It's a decadent comfort food that can take center stage or make a great side dish.

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For special occasions, my go to recipe is from this book, "LaBelle Cuisine". Nobody does down home cookin' like Ms. Patti! 

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1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 lb macaroni
8 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup Muenster cheese, shredded
½ cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
½ cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 cups half-and-half
8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ teaspoon seasoning salt
18 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly butter a deep 2 ½ quart baking dish.
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rapid boil.
Add macaroni and the 1 TB oil.
Cook for 7 minutes, or until somewhat tender.
Drain well, and return to the pot.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 8 TB of the butter.
Stir into macaroni.
In a large bowl, combine all of the shredded cheeses.
To the macaroni, add 1 ½ cups of shredded cheeses, half and half, the cubed cheese and the eggs, and the seasoned salt and pepper.
Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and top with remaining ½ cup shredded cheese.
Dot with remaining 1 TB of the butter.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and bubbly.
Serve hot.
Serves 8.

This recipe makes enough for a big family gathering or the church potluck. She calls it "Over the Rainbow", I just call it delicious!

She's kicked it up a notch...
Lobster & Shrimp...

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xinex said...

Looks yummy! Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thanks for hosting! Looks like some great links again this week. Jo

Cheryl said...

This is my favorite comfort food!! Haven't tried this one yet and it looks so good!! Thank you for the party, have a wonderful week!

Crystal Grandeur said...

Thank you for hosting... It's pleasure to party with you. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs Sujatha:)

Vesna said...

Looks great! Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the party!

Linda said...

I've made Patti's recipe many times and it's a favorite and it is something to sing about!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


Sherry Nappa said...

Thanks for hosting the party:-) Love the mac & cheese recipe!

KUNIs little white castle said...

mmmhhh yummmmmyyyy! I love cheese!
Thank you for the party.
Hugs Kuni

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Thanks for hosting! Mac and cheese is a favorite. I also heard her pies are constantly sold out at the stores.

Alessandra said... looks so yummy! I like very much cheese.Thanks for the delicious recipe.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O My!!
Serve me up a big dish of that Mac and Cheese!!
Thanks for hosting!!

Made In a Day said...

Love that cookbook! I have it! Patti has some great recipes in there! Thanks for the party! Have a great Thanksgiving!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Thank you for that yummy recipe, Patti, and for hosting another great party! I love macaroni and cheese. Than

Julie Reinwald said...

That mac and cheese looks decadent! I'm definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for hosting this week :)

Jill Harrison said...

ah Macaroni Cheese. Not as involved as your recipe but I remember as one of the first things we learnt to cook in cooking class at school....years ago!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Do you know I have never made Mac and cheese from scratch! LOL

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

With all those goodies in the mac and MUST be delicious! Thanks so much for the feature!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Oh My! That Mac n cheese looks beyond good! My eyes are telling me 'yes, yes, yes', but my butt is telling me 'step awaaaay from the computer'!

Thank you for Hosting!

Jas said...

I'm drooling over that mac 'n cheese! YUM. Thanks for hosting and the recipe!

Sarah said...

Oh, would my chef love this dish. Will share the recipe!
Delightful features. Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

This sounds very similar to mine, except for the eggs, and I use milk rather than half and half. The lobster and shrimp addition sounds sublime and delicious! I might have to try that this year, it sounds fabulous, thank you so much for sharing it, pinning that one! Thank you so much for hosting, have a blessed week!

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello beautiful! Thank you for this fabulous party. I appreciate you hosting each week. Please take a moment to stop by our party that until Friday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet every masterpiece at our party. Lou Lou Girls

mjmaterazo said...

thank you for hosting another party. the mac-n-cheese looks amaZing! xo- maryjo

Linda said...

Mac 'n Cheese... love all the cheeses you use. Yum. Linda

Linda said...

Mac 'n Cheese... love all the cheeses you use. Yum. Linda

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

With all of those wonderful ingredients this mac and cheese recipe looks scrumptious~
Thank you for hosting and Happy Wednesday!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti, all I can say is yummy! and thanks for hosting..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Shirley Arocho said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Vintage Farmhouse Cupboard! Have a wonderful week!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Oh that looks amazing! My daughter moved to the South a few years and discovered that mac and cheese is a Thanksgiving staple there!

Robin @ ReDo It Yourself Inspirations said...

Thank you for sharing Patti's amazing mac and cheese! Pinning it to make it. :)
Thank you so much for the beautiful feature.
If I miss you next week, I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Patti's mac and cheese recipe looks divine! Thanks for sharing...I see a few fat grams in my future!
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

Anonymous said...

I love cheese (because I'm Dutch), and this recipe elevates the normal mac'n cheese to a whole other level! Thanks for sharing ...and I found your meme:)

peggy said...

Just found your site.I make this for every family gathering.I know its bad, but I add more of each cheese than called for!. my daughter in law never would eat mac and cheese when we had gatherings.She would always say she couldn't.I found this receipe after seeing Patti on one of Oprahs years ago.Now my daughter in law makes sure I am the one o bring the mac andcheese.This is a keeper for sure.

Jann Olson said...

Oh my, your mac'n'cheese looks delicious! Can you believe I have never made homemade. Gotta make this! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

Bev Carter said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Fall Horseshoe Pumpkin.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, how we love macaroni and cheese! Just made it the other day to use up cheese in the fridge but not nearly as decadent as Patti's :)

Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and those dear to you!

Patricia Krank said...

What a nice surprise to see my little hutch featured this week! Thank you both ladies for blessings us with this party and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Oh my gosh this is awesome! I usually make mac 'n cheese for the kids but this time I think I'd be making it for me lol! Thanks for linking up with Vintage Charm last week. We'll be live again Thanksgiving morn so feel free to drop by after the pumpkin pie! (The party is open until next Monday.) xoKathleen

Molly said...

Mac and cheese is always a big hit in this house


Stephanie said...

Wow, that mac and cheese looks amazing! I good go for some of its yummy goodness right now :)

Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you're able to join us again tomorrow. Hugs!

The Charm of Home said...

Look at the lineup of cheeses in that! Yum! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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